COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

Testing Services


Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

To protect the health of our university community, all students, including non-Bowie State University (BSU) students, are required to comply with BSU's COVID-19 vaccination and testing protocols. Additionally, facemasks or face coverings must be worn by everyone in all buildings. 

Finding Us on Campus

Mission Statement

The mission of University Testing Services (UTS) is to assist the University in achieving its mission by supporting faculty in the delivery of high quality academic programs. This mission is achieved by providing an up-to-date, reliably functioning, controlled and monitored environment designed to ensure the integrity of the assessment process. This mission is in concert with the reaffirmation of the University's commitment to academic excellence and directly aligned with the University goal of delivering high quality academic programs and relevant co-curricular experiences.

University Testing Services maintains membership in and adheres to the guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) as well as the standards set forth by external testing organizations.

Testing Services Offered

Bowie State’s University Testing Services (UTS) coordinates and administers a variety of testing services for students and the college community. See the list below to learn more of the testing services offered:

Academic Testing

Academic Testing is a service offered by UTS, primarily for Bowie State University students but also as External Testing for other institutions.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a program that enables students to earn college credit for introductory-level courses. CLEP offers 33 examinations in subjects including English literature, Spanish language, American government, macroeconomics, biology, calculus, financial accounting and more.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The LSAT is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process.

Placement Testing

Newly admitted students for Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a placement exam. Course placement in English and Mathematics will be discussed during the Academic Advising session. Students admitted prior years who did not complete placement testing upon entry will need to contact the Testing Services Team to address their placement testing needs.

Praxis I and II

The Praxis I and II tests are online tests required for individuals entering the profession as part of the certification process for many states and professional licensing organizations.